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MCDILL: Why Choctaw Books is calling it quits

It was with great sadness that I recently learned of the planned closing of Choctaw Books in Jackson. It was also with a flash of realization that I’m part of the problem; part of the reason for its closing. I might as well help owner Fred Smith lock the doors on his last day on September 30 after more than ...

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Choctaw Books closes doors after 3 decades of book business

Choctaw Books owner Fred Smith is emphatic that customers understand why all of his books are marked down 30 percent. “It’s a store closing sale. I’m not going out of business,” Smith says from behind a desk piled high with books and appraisal orders. “Its not like I’m dying.” It’s been a busy month for the Jackson book dealer. His ...

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State's booksellers are skeptical of crowdfunding

Crowdfunding, the Internet’s trendy new way to fund everything from music videos to medical procedures, has caught the eye of independent booksellers struggling to keep their doors open. The New York Times recently reported that book dealers in San Francisco and New York City were resorting to asking for donations on popular crowdfunding sites like Indiegogo and Kickstarter. While they ...

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Mike Allen: Nine days that rocked U.S. media

Politico Playbook’s Mike Allen outlines and aggregates the fallout from nine days that rocked U.S. media: July 28: Justin Smith, president of Atlantic Media, will be CEO of Bloomberg Media Group, which includes television, radio, magazine, conference and digital businesses. July 29: The Allbritton family sells seven ABC affiliates, including WJLA ABC7 in Washington (plus NewsChannel 8 in D.C.), to ...

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Carter: Miss. played as chump as Amazon takes tax-free ride

Amazon.com is clearly in a bind as states grow more eager to tax the online sales of the world’s largest cyber retailer. That makes it difficult to understand why Mississippi doesn’t stop digging through the couch cushions for loose change when it instead could get in line for a well deserved payday. If nothing else, Mississippi could leverage some jobs ...

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FBI investigating Southaven mayor Greg Davis

JACKSON — The FBI has confirmed that it is investigating the mayor of Mississippi’s third largest city who was already ordered by state officials to pay more than $170,000 for travel, stress counseling and other personal expenses billed to taxpayers. >> SEE MBJ COLUMNIST NANCY ANDERSON’S COLUMN ON DAVIS Southaven Mayor Greg Davis had already come under scrutiny after Mississippi ...

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Beef plant trial will lay bare the inner workings of complete institutional failure

Trial set to begin on Dec. 5 Another layer of the beef plant collapse will be peeled back starting Dec. 5 in Hinds County Circuit Court. The state of Mississippi, its now-defunct Land, Water and Timber Board and the Mississippi Development Authority are suing Facility Construction Management Inc. in effort to recoup some or all of the $54 million the ...

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McKinnon-Hicks wins award

Lil McKinnon-Hicks, a Mississippi goldsmith/silversmith and jewelry artist who produces work under the business name of Lil McKH Jewelry, was recently recognized with the circa. URBAN ARTISAN LIVING ‘2011 Best Artisan Gift Award’ for best gift item in the $25 – 75 price range. circa., located in the Historic Fondren District of Jackson, features American, artisan-made functional and decorative work ...

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Q&A: Bo Pentecost, Solve Design Studio, Ridgeland

Working to dispel some of the great myths of our society Bo Pentecost is owner of Solve Design Studio in Ridgeland. He earned a degree in computer art from the University of Mississippi along with minors in business, journalism and music. Pentecost is passionate about design and marketing and serves on the board of the Madison County Chamber of Commerce ...

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